NNU reports that APC has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that the candidate of PDP in the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election.
APC accuses the former Vice President that he is a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen and his petition against President Buhari, should not be listen and adhered to.
The party responding to the petition, filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election insisting that as a Cameroonian, he ought not to have taken part in the presidential poll of Nigeria in the first instance. In a reply to the petition of Atiku and the PDP, praying for their declaration as the lawful winner of the presidential poll, the APC said that the 11.1 million votes recorded in favor of the two petitioners should be voided and considered a waste by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The Party claimed that Atiku was born on November 25, 1946, in Jada, Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon and is, therefore, a citizen of Cameroon and not a Nigerian by birth. Atiku had in his petition, faulted the conduct of the February 23 Presidential Election, on the ground of non-compliance with relevance electoral laws and other malpractices such as intimidation of voters, the unlawful arrest of his sympathizers and the harassment by soldiers and other law enforcement of those wishing to vote for him.
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